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NYC Amends the Earned Sick Time Act, Expands Coverage

by Hogan Lovells on

Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law amending and expanding the NYC Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA). The law previously allowed full-time and part-time NYC employees who work more than 80 hours in...more

Rhode Island Is the Latest State to Require Paid Sick Leave

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently signed into law the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (“Act”), which will require Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave...more

Employers: Paid Family Leave is IN and Salary Inquiries are OUT

by Vedder Price on

Recent employment legislation in New York State and New York City affords new benefits and protections to employees and job applicants. These laws also bring new obligations for employers. Before the holiday season is in full...more

Ontario, Canada: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Aims to Protect Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers

by Fisher Phillips on

Last month, Ontario passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the “Act”). The Act was passed in response to the Changing Workplaces Review’s conclusion that there is a “need for reform of employment standards and...more

Beltway Buzz - December, 2017 #2

Another hectic week here in D.C. has us feeling like we’re living in a glass case of emotion. Here’s why...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XL: Arizona Publishes Final Sick Leave Rules

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: More than several months after the Arizona Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act went into effect, the state published its long-awaited paid sick time final rules. The final rules, among other things, explain...more

November 2017: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. November was no...more

Approved Senate Tax Bill Addresses Paid Leave, Sexual Harassment Settlement Nondisclosures

by Littler on

Buried in the massive Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), the tax overhaul legislation the Senate approved on December 2, 2017, is a section providing a tax credit to employers that provide their employees with paid family and...more

Approved Senate Tax Bill Addresses Paid Leave, Sexual Harassment Settlement Nondisclosures

by Littler on

Buried in the massive Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), the tax overhaul legislation the Senate approved on December 2, 2017, is a section providing a tax credit to employers that provide their employees with paid family and...more

WPI State of the States: Lawmakers Trade Jostling Bills for Jingle Bells

by Littler on

With the holidays in full swing, state legislators across the country are enjoying a bit of a lull. December traditionally marks the calm before the storm, as most legislatures are out of session and will reconvene in...more

Time Is Running Out! Are You Ready For The New York State Paid Family Leave Law?

As we previously reported, New York’s Paid Family Leave law will take effect on New Year’s Day. Although employers with operations in New York State may be familiar with the eligibility requirements and benefit amounts under...more

New York Paid Family Leave Obligations for Manufacturers

Effective January 1, 2018, employees of manufacturers working in New York State may be eligible for paid family leave. The NY Paid Family Leave Law (“PFLL”) is both broader than and more narrow than the federal Family and...more

Is a Federal Paid Leave Law on the Horizon? Maybe. . . Employers Should Stay Tuned

by Baker Donelson on

On November 2, 2017, three Republican members of the House of Representatives introduced the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (the "Workflex Bill" or "HR 4219"). The bill is intended to help employees have a better work-life...more

Be Ready For New York State’s Paid Family Leave Law, Effective January 1, 2018

by Genova Burns LLC on

Employers with employees in New York must prepare for New York State’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFL”), which will provide job-protected, insurance-based, paid family leave to employees. PFL goes into effect shortly,...more

New York Mayor Expands Paid Sick Leave Law: Employers Required to Provide Paid ‘Safe Leave’ for Abuse Victims

Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act” into law. The new law, which will take effect on May 5, 2018, expands the purposes for which employees may use sick leave,...more

Update: New York Paid Family Leave Law Becomes Effective on January 1, 2018

As we previously reported, New York State adopted the New York Paid Family Leave Law (“Paid Leave Law”) back in April 2016. The Paid Leave Law, which requires employers in New York State to provide up to 12 weeks of paid...more

City Of Santa Monica Minimum Paid Sick Leave Accrual Limits To Increase January 1, 2018

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The grace period is over. Effective January 1, 2018, the City of Santa Monica’s minimum cap on accrued sick leave for eligible employees will increase from 40 to 72 hours for businesses with 26 or more employees. The...more

New York City Adds “Safe Time” To Paid Sick Leave Law

by McCarter & English, LLP on

New York City employers will need to extend safe time leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking following the recent expansion of the paid sick leave law that will...more

Federal Legislation Would Pre-empt State and Local Laws in Return for Guaranteed Paid Leave

On November 2, Republican congresswomen introduced legislation that would relieve employers from the growing patchwork of state and local paid employee leave laws in return for their guarantee of certain paid benefits. The...more

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law With Creation Of ‘Safe Time’

by BakerHostetler on

On Monday, Nov. 6, newly re-elected Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law “Intro. 1313-A,” a bill that amends and expands the coverage of New York City’s paid sick leave law. The bill renames the sick leave law as the “Earned...more

Beltway Buzz - November, 2017 #2

Now You See It, Now You Don’t—Revised House and Senate Tax Reform Proposals Differ in Treatment of Executive Compensation. As we reported in last week’s Beltway Buzz, the House introduced its tax reform proposal last...more

Congress Tackles Federal Paid Leave with Flexible Work Standards Bill

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (R-CA) last week introduced bill H.R. 4219, "Workflex in the 21st Century Act," which, if passed, will create a voluntary program through which employers can opt to offer employees a...more

House Republicans Try To Remedy Patchwork Of Paid Sick Leave

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Eight states, the District of Columbia, and more than 30 municipalities have enacted laws mandating differing paid leave requirements. Localities such as New York and San Francisco, have enacted some of the most aggressive...more

What The Earned Sick And Safe Time Act Means For New York Employers

by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP on

On November 6, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an amendment to the NYC Earned Sick Time Act, expanding coverage to New York City workers to now include paid "safe time." Under the existing law,...more

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On November 6, 2017, the New York City Council passed Int. 1313-2016 that amends the Paid Sick Leave Law. Don’t panic, employers. The law does not require additional leave. It merely adds another covered reason that...more

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